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It's like Dominos, but with more strategy. The best new, affordable microgame that can fit in your pocket and go with you anywhere.
It's like Dominos, but with more strategy. The best new, affordable microgame that can fit in your pocket and go with you anywhere.
It's like Dominos, but with more strategy. The best new, affordable microgame that can fit in your pocket and go with you anywhere.
641 backers pledged AU$ 13,020 to help bring this project to life.

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Quadrum: The Pocket Sized Abstract Microgame

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Ever played Dominoes? Now imagine a game that is more fun, more strategic, super affordable, not to mention pocket-sized and perfect to whip out at any occasion. 

Quadrum is latin for 'square' and the game consists of 24 square tiles with a symbol in each corner (from a choice of three different symbols). Each possible combination of the three symbols is represented exactly once. During the game the players need to play their tiles to the table so that the symbols match up. 

It's super simple to learn, but you can happily spend hours playing (we know from personal experience!). Our play-testers have thought so too, so we're confident that if you pledge for Quadrum, you won't regret it. In fact, we're so confident, we'll guarantee you'll love it

Veldi Games is just two sisters who love games, and couldn't resist making their own. You can meet our team on our website

You can read more about the project below - but you can test the game online now here.

 

Exclusively online during the Quadrum Kickstarter campaign, you can now play the game online! It's never been easier to try before you buy. Play against yourself or find a buddy to get competitive. If we make the stretch goal then we'll develop it into a free app for all pledgers, and you'll be able to play against the computer. 

Test it online here

Rules

How to set up

Shuffle the tiles and deal 12 to each player face up. The tiles remain face up the entire game.

How to win 

The player who plays all their tiles first wins.

How to play

 The player with the most four-of-a-kind tiles goes first. They start by playing any tile face up on the table. It is then the other player’s turn. Turns alternate between the players during which they place one or more tiles on the table. To play a tile it must be place next to at least one other tile, such that the tiles’ corners meet. Both symbols along the shared edge must agree whenever two tiles are next to each other.

“Next to” does not include diagonal neighbours.

On your turn, you start by playing one tile. If this tile is placed next to two or more tiles then you get to play another. This repeats until you play a tile next to only one tile. There is no limit to the number of tiles played in a single turn.

If it is impossible to play a tile, your turn ends. If you can play, you must do so. If neither player can go, then the game is a draw.

      

  • 24 Quadrum Tile Cards (2" by 2")
  • 5 Convenient Instruction Cards (2" by 2")
  • Velvet Drawstring Bag
Quadrum Prototype Cards
Quadrum Prototype Cards

 

Quadrum Prototype
Quadrum Prototype

 

 

Stretch Goals updated 30/10/16 - see the update here for more details. 

 

Stretch Goals
Stretch Goals

 

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Risks and challenges

One of our biggest challenges was trying to organise postage fulfilment that was affordable for everyone worldwide. We've designed the entire game so that it's under the weight and size requirement, to be then classified as a letter and saving backers $6+ per game in postage costs.

When making the prototypes we had some slight imperfections in printing, however we have contacted the printing company and reviewed our files to make sure the final version is perfect.

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    Receive a copy of QUADRUM including all stretch goals.

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    Receive one of the limited number of advanced copies of QUADRUM made (made with 330gsm cardstock). This will be posted as soon as you have filled in your backer survey. You also will receive a final version of QUADRUM and all stretch goals.

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    Premium Pledger

    This is the pledge level for the true believer, who must have it all. They get the advanced copy posted immediately after the campaign ends, they get a copy of the final version also. PLUS they get to play the game with the designer via Skype (or alternative), and receive a handwritten thank you note from the producer. Free worldwide shipping!

    In recognition of your elite status, your name (or pseudonym) will be listed as a premium backer on our website.

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    Custom QUADRUM Favours

    Have a wedding, party or conference that needs that something extra? We'll make you 100 custom Quadrum games, with the card backs personalised for your event or business. They will all come in a custom designed tuckbox which can also have your event or business details on it. Printed on 300gsm cardstock. We're even subsidising shipping costs!

    (If you need more than 100 copies, that's negotiable for an extra charge - just send us a message)

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